An English football club, Aston Villa, has defeated Premier league giant, Manchester United, 1-0, ending their opponent’s unbeaten run in the current premier league season.
The victory over Manchester United boosted Aston Villa’s chances of progressing to the league table summit after it leapfrogged Tottenham Hotspurs into the seventh spot on the log.
Aston Villa’s away winning at Manchester United marked the first time after 11 years that they had won any match against their opponent at Old Trafford in 2009.
During the match played before 42,602 spectators on Saturday, Manchester looked to bounce back following their disappointing Carabao Cup exit at the hands of West Ham during midweek, but the spark required to get back to winning ways was badly missing.
And after several minutes in the game, Aston Villa’s center back, Kortney Hause, at the 88th minute of the match, slots in the lead following the ball received from his teammate, Douglas Luiz.
The defender, only in the starting eleven for the match due to his colleague’s unavailability, was the only difference between the two teams as his powerful header from six yards out with two minutes to go during the normal time was enough to gather all three points for the visitors.
After the match that saw Portuguese forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, played the full game, the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tutored side dropped one spot on the log, currently seat in fourth place.